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West Virginia and Gonzaga play during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Indianapolis. Gonzaga was scheduled to play Baylor but the game was cancelled due to COVID. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

No. 1 Gonzaga vs No. 2 Baylor scrapped over positive tests

Dec. 5, 2020 12:56 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One of college basketball's early-season feature attractions, No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 2 Baylor, was postponed shortly before the start Saturday because of two positive COVID-19 tests in the Bulldogs program. In a joint statement less than 90 minutes before tip-off, the schools said one...

Hurt's six 3-pointers help No. 6 Duke rout Bellarmine 76-54

Dec. 5, 2020 2:35 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Matthew Hurt scored 24 points and accounted for six of Duke's 13 3-pointers, and the No. 6 Blue Devils used a 19-2 run in the second half to cruise past Bellarmine 76-54 on Friday night. The hot-shooting Blue Devils (2-1) raced to a 17-4 advantage and led 25-15 at the break behind 48%...

Texas Tech's Mac McClung (0) shootsover Troy's Kieffer Punter (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

No. 17 Texas Tech rolls past Troy 80-46 in replacement game

Dec. 5, 2020 12:08 AM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said it wasn't a scramble to find Troy as a replacement opponent in a matter of days when both schools had games called off because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Beard saw plenty of value in getting the game in rather than simply moving on to the next one on...

No. 7 Arizona women hold off No. 9 UCLA 68-65

Dec. 5, 2020 12:03 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona had stretches of offensive consistency, struggled keeping UCLA off the offensive glass and had some defensive breakdowns in transition. The Wildcats made up for it with a dominating third quarter and some big plays down the stretch to beat a top-10 team. Not a bad way to kick...

Oregon's Eugene Omoruyi scores against Seton Hall's Ike Obiagu, left, and Shavar Reynolds Jr. during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Kayla Wolf)

Omoruyi scores 22, No. 21 Oregon beats Seton Hall 83-70

Dec. 4, 2020 11:49 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eugene Omoruyi put together another strong game for No. 21 Oregon, and coach Dana Altman is eager to see what he does next. Playing in his second game since transferring from Rutgers, Omoruyi scored 22 points to lead the Ducks past Seton Hall 83-70 on Friday night. “He's all about...

Quintana leads Loyola Marymount over Long Beach St. 85-61

Dec. 4, 2020 11:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Quintana had a career-high 20 points as Loyola Marymount easily defeated Long Beach State 85-61 on Friday night. Ivan Alipiev had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Loyola Marymount (2-2). Dameane Douglas added 15 points and nine rebounds. Quentin Jackson Jr. had 11 points. Michael Carter...

Auburn, Powell red hot from 3, Tigers down S. Alabama 90-81

Dec. 4, 2020 11:31 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Freshman Justin Powell scored 26 points, knocking down seven 3-pointers, and Auburn drained a program-record 22 from distance to defeat South Alabama 90-81 on Friday night. After beginning the week with a lackluster offensive showing against UCF that coach Bruce Pearl said “set...

Minnesota guard Both Gach (11) works between the defense of North Dakota forward Brady Danielson (15) and guard Tyree Ihenacho (4) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Gach, Carr lead Minnesota over North Dakota 76-67

Dec. 4, 2020 11:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Both Gach had 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds to help Minnesota beat North Dakota 76-67 on Friday night. Marcus Carr had 10 of his 17 points in the second half and finished with nine assists and Brandon Johnson added 15 points for the Gophers (4-0). Minnesota took...

Freidel scores 24 to carry S Dakota St past Bradley 88-84

Dec. 4, 2020 11:05 PM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Noah Freidel had 24 points as South Dakota State edged past Bradley 88-84 on Friday night. Freidel made 5 of 6 3-pointers. He added six rebounds. Baylor Scheierman had 14 points and 12 rebounds for South Dakota State (3-2). Alex Arians added 14 points and Douglas Wilson had 13 points...

Lykes scores 20, Miami beats Stetson 82-60

Dec. 4, 2020 10:58 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Chris Lykes made 3 of 5 shots from 3-point range and scored 20 points to help Miami beat Stetson 82-60 on Friday night. Lykes went to the locker room midway through the second half with a sprained ankle and did not return. Matt Cross, who added 11 points, also left the game late...